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alone. >>> coming up it is the hot button issue of the week, gun control. tonight the nra speaks out again on the issue, this time on one of the sunday morning talks shows. plus or fox 5 political analyst weighs in on the issue. >> plus we'll introduce you to an inspirational little girl whose only wish for the holidays is to give back to santa one letter at a time.  >>> the head of the national prime association is not backing down from his calls for -- rifle association is not backing down from his calls for an armed guard in every school in america. neither of those calling for stricter gun laws. the two sides squared off outside a gun shop today in virginia. >> reporter: this was a very small protest involving only about a dozen people, but they say their message is big, change the gun laws now before more innocent people get hurt. the protests took place outside nova firearms on west broad street in falls church. >> as people of faith, we believe in compassion and care and love. >> reporter: led by father jim birch, the group face united for gun sanity, is calling for two
that policy out of the hands of the nra bullies. >> reporter: in district heights, maryland, today about two dozen men, women and children gathered outside a gun shop they say helps contribute to gun violence in our communities. >> my nephew who lived in richmond, virginia, was killed about five years ago from a gun. so yeah, i know what it like. >> the protests will come -- what it's like. >> the protests will come. make no mistake about that, but today is prayer time. >> reporter: they say guns send too mto their graves or prison. >> my basic pint and point i try to make in my preaching -- point and point i try to make in my preaching is we must not rely on violence to resolve our problems. >> reporter: the owner of the gun store he doesn't give interviews, never has, never will. the nra back here is offering a deal, join up and get into the gun show for free. >>> the victims of a deadly accident in springfield were apparently on their way to a funeral. this happened last night at the springfield interchange where 95 meets the beltway. police say an 87-year-old man from pennsylvania was
previous pro nra position on gun control. >> when my daughters asked me friday night dad, you're in the senate. why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or these rapid fire ammunition clips? i didn't have a good enough answer for them. >> reporter: virginia governor ordered a school safety audit. he was asked about allowing school employees to be armed. >> i know there's been a knee jerk reaction against that. i think there should at least be a discussion of that. if people were armed, not just a police officer but other school officials at were trained and chose to have a weapon, certainly there would have been an opportunity to stop aggressors coming into the school. that's a reasonable discussion. >> reporter: since the shooting on friday, the national rifle association has been silent. late tuesday afternoon the four million member group released a statement. the members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the murders in connecticut. the gun rights group will offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. the nra scheduled
of assault rifles. in the past both men have been strong advocates of the nra. joining us tonight is josh horowitz, executive director of the coalition to stop gun violence and eric pratt, director of communications for gun owners of america. eric, let me start with you. what is your organization's response to the tragedy in connecticut? >> well, certainly our heart goes out to the families of the victims. i can definitely relate with what they're going through. i myself lost a child through a drowning accident and so i totally understand the angst and pain they're going through, but i would say what the senators are talking about and the politicians are talking about in going after the firearms and banning these or placing more restrictions is not going to make people more safe. in fact, what we have, we've tried this approach over and over. if you look over the last couple decades, almost all except for one of the mass murders that have occurred in this country, they've happened in these gun free zones because good people are scared to defend themselves. on the other hand, in places, th
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